A LONG & WIND­ING ROAD

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The highs and lows of Nike’s 15-year roller­coaster jour­ney in the golf equip­ment in­dus­try.

2001

David Du­val wins the Open play­ing Nike, the first vic­tory for the brand’s clubs.

Nike opens The Oven, its Texas club­mak­ing fac­tory and re­leases its first line of clubs.

2002

Tiger wins his first event play­ing Nike clubs, the WGCAMEX in Ire­land.

Nike in­tro­duces the Ig­nite driver

2003

Phil Mick­el­son ex­presses sur­prise that Tiger could win so of­ten play­ing NIke.

First game im­prove­ment clubs, the Sling­shot irons and CPR hy­brids.

2004

One Black and One Gold balls are re­leased.

Michelle Wie signed as Power Lady women’s ball is launched.

2005

Nine sep­a­rate Nike play­ers win 16 PGA Tour tour­na­ments.

2006

Nike leads in PGA Tour driver, iron & fair­way wins.

2007

The in­fa­mous Sumo2 square driver re­leased. Nike play­ers fin­ish 1-2-3 at the Mas­ters (Im­mel­man, Woods and Cink).

2008 2009

Nike SQ Dymo STR8-FIT launched, first with ad­justable shaft/head com­bi­na­tion.

2011

Rory McIl­roy signs as a Nike player for $200mil­lion. Schwartzel wins the Mas­ters play­ing Nike.

2012

McIl­roy wins both the Open and PGA Cham­pi­onship.

2014

Rory swaps to Va­por Fly for the Ry­der Cup.

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